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Dec 21, 2012 4:00am EST
goes for the uk. we're seeing a rotation into safety, out of risk and out of spain and italy. about 4.5% for italy. thin trading in markets is exacerbating the move that we're seeing as we approach the year. today, the austy dollar is weaker against the u.s. dollar by about .4%. proxy there for global growth prospects. the dollar/yen is weaker by about .25%. this as markets digest the news out of the boj and gauge whether they'll be successful in boosting inflation ultimately. the euro/dollar, 1.3221. so for trading in asia, just how japan, china and the rest have been affected by fiscal cliff news, diedra morris is join onning us with plenty more. hi. >> hey, kelly. it was a bit of a rude awaking. a lot of these indexes were on their way to gains and then we had the fiscal cliff setback. we had news that john boehner's plan b failed. this all turned red and this is where we ended. the nikkei 225 coming back from that huge rally that we have seen over the last five weeks shedding 1%. the exporters hurt here because the dollar/yen was lower. it has regained some ground in the last fe
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 4:00am EST
canada and zero growth in the uk. locally, cutbacks in government spending weighed on the numbers and lower commodity prices also impacted on cash flow and the government is facing more criticism about its effort to keep the budget in surplus while the economy grows. >> the government has had the objective of making sure that we would bring our budget back to surplus when growth has been around trend. what we've been seeking to do through good budget policy has been to provide maximum flexibility to the reserve bank to a just rate so. the government will always put in place appropriate budget settings which will support growth and jobs. >> still, analysts say growth could slow further as the mining investment boom peaks. yesterday, the bank of australia cut interest rates to a record low of 3% and traders are looking further easing next year to offset the falling talks of trade, the high australian daughter and further cutbacks in government spending. >> despite that prognosis for rates and the fact that we're now matching the record lows here, the aussie/dollar actually rose. is the
CNBC
Dec 18, 2012 4:00am EST
chance, good job with raising the tax threshold in the uk. that means for the first year in five. uk link will be up, not down. and them i also think thattory thing our chancellor did a good job of was she raised taxes by 10 so companies can invest a 215 pounds, not just 200 pounds. >> that's a leverage the other governments have been trying to pull. but your point is interesting. it's not just the uk we were seeing there. and it goes back to the point you were making about oil. u.s. retail gas prices are down 16% since their peak this year. if it weren't for the fiscal cliff, this is actually a big source of stimulus for households. absolutely. i don't want to make too much about it, but the biggest attacks oeft with the and elevated since the mid '70s, it could be coming to an end. so i think that is something we need to be aware of. the annual fuel rate in the uk is about 15 billion to consumers. you're looking at another percent on income. so as i'm sitting down righting the income for next year, it's not all doom and gloom, the mood is similar to last year where next year it's t
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 4:00am EST
at gilts. slightly lower, 1.77%. big day for uk. manufacturing pmis out for the month of november. italian and ten year sbpanish yields are also lower. down on the greek announcements, but substantially below 6%. ten year bunds 1.37%. those yields slightly higher. on the currency markets, we talked about this euro-dollar six week high. below that at the moment, but not by much. dollar-yen moving off the 7 1/2 month high at 82.17. aussie dollar weaker despite the good chinese data. dipping below 1.04 earlier on. we had retail sales data that was a little bit disappointing. sterling-dollar back above 1.60 as we wait for the pmis. the most searched terms apparently of 2012 were the u.s. election and iphone 5. and while the most searched person of the year was kim kardashian, this is according to yahoo! search engine, kate middleton and political polls also made the top ten list. so here is a simple question for you today. what dunk were the most interesting stories this year or the most interesting story, the election, the owe almost picks, the ongoing saga in greece. let us thouknow
CNBC
Dec 24, 2012 5:00am EST
, 5.3%. the uk seeing yeldz slightly higher, as well. but, of course, it is christmas. it is the holiday season that we're up against. so you would anticipate that maybe some investor res closing out recent profits. sitting tight and waiting for that next year to start, karen. >> thanks very much, louisa. we are indeed in a festive mood. let me echo a very merry christmas to the viewers out there. on the agenda in the united states, there's no economic earnings start to go speak of this christmas eve. the markets will be closing early with the nyse and nasdaq depending at 1:00 p.m. eastern, the cme at 1:15 and the nymex at 1:30. the cme will close up shop at 1:45 eastern. u.s. investors get the monthly case-shiller home price index on thursday wednesday. thursday, it's jobless claims, new home sales and consumer confidence. friday, we round out on the week with the chicago pmi pending home sales. interesting to see the level of volume that we had in u.s. markets on friday. it was 4.8 billion shares traded. the fourth lightest day so far in the nyse. markets got complacent, got a
CNBC
Dec 20, 2012 4:00am EST
thought on this from luca sipilo. it sounds like if it weren't for the ipad, the uk sales figures would be extraordinarily weak. >> yes. although, you know, for the uk economy, the consumer sector is not the weakest point. i think what is interesting about the uk economy in the last six months is this quite stronger than expected growth. if you look at the gdp number. but a very worrisome trend. so a liberal market that remains very, very firm with respect to other similar economic weakness. and i think that is what we really have to solve on the uk economy to know if this relativerelativ relatively soft, but also, i mean, rather encouraging if you look at other european countries numbers. i think we will have to wait until well into next year to understand if this is going to have a long-lasting consequences on the uk economy and also on the consumer sector. it's too early to say. >> you mentioned it's not necessarily the consumer where we're looking at the gauge of growth in the uk. but we see the employment figures be relatively strong even at a time when gdp generally is weak. what's t
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 4:00am EST
manufacturing sector. but germany and the uk need europe to improve. >> it comes at an inkrd eblly high cost in terms of the number of people out of work. what has been done? how much have we destroyed so that the jobs outlook and growth prospect in this country? >> well, what growth prospect in the southern european countries? we're seeing definitive bifurcation of northern europe and southern europe. southern europe, we are creating an underclass of long-term, especially youth unemployed that is going to give us a problem when the economies eventually start to get into balance and start to pick up. we still have this issue, even though we have tens of millions of people out of work, we still can't find the right skills and the right time. >> you mentioned the uk. the unemployment picture never got that bad in britain. so what happens now? why did it outperform? >> the uk is so different from the rest of europe. we've got london, the financial services sector, that didn't actually, in terms of job numbers, get hit as hard as the rest of europe. so the uk has been pretty resilience
CNBC
Dec 7, 2012 4:00am EST
ibex. so very cautious trading. we have industrial production coming out of the uk. if worse than expected, may get a negative q4 for the uk. italian yields are higher. spanish 5.54, just nudging a little higher. bunds down 1.29d% after the downgrade by the bundesbank, as well. draghi says we discussed it and again a big town great in inflation forecast, as well. some saying maybe they still won't, but it does knock the euro-dollar, 1.29d 25 is where we stand. dollar-yen 82.37. we talked about the yen in relation to what was going on with the earthquake. aussie dollar below 1.05. sterling-dollar just slightly weaker. that's where we stand as far as the european markets are concerned. let's get a wrap of the final trading day in asia this week. >> asian markets wrapped up the week on a mixed note. shanghai composite gained 1.6% and it's up over 4% on the week. stocks related to citi growth continued to surge as the new urbanization plan is aiming to boost investment plan. agriculture stocks up today on support policies. hang seng dragged lower by utility stocks. picc staged a stron
CNBC
Dec 13, 2012 4:00am EST
supervisor the three largest banks in each country except for the uk and sweden which have both opted out. european leaders need to give their seal of approval and silvia wadhwa is in brussels with the latest. sylvia, it sounds like the meeting went into the late hours of the night. it sounds like the uk and sweden got their way. how significant is this agreement? >> the early hours of the morning. one may wonder whether that's good news for sweden and the uk that they opted out of the banking supervision or whether that's good news for them in that sense that they opted out and had their way. bottom line is, we have an agreement. that's the most important thing. otherwise, they threaten meetings going between the years leading up to christmas because everybody agrees that we might have a type of agreement before the year is out. the agreement that is on the table, ecb will be the banking supervisor. the straightforward ecb supervisory council will be flanked by two other committees, a mediation committee and a steering committee. the personnel of this and the rotation principal
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 4:00am EST
. and if we compare ourses to our international competitors, our economy here in the uk is growing by 0.6%, whereas in germany, we've seen growth of 3.6%. in the u.s., growth of #.1% during the same period. so certainly not a cause for celebration. still a difficult operating environment. under the former chancellor's plan, we would have been borrowing less in the next three years. because the government has failed to get our economy growing and because the policies have pushed us into recent double dip recession, they'll be pr rowing 212 billion pounds more than they planned. put that in context, that is the equivalent of what we in the uk will be spending this financial year on health, transport and defense in aggregate. >> you were talking quite rightly about the low level of he have credit growth in the uk, which has obviously been a feature of this period. but there's a question of what's cause and what's effect there. the banks will tell you that that problem is not so much availability of credit, there's credit demand and even in the mortgage sector which under normal circumsta
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 7:00pm EST
think that they were going to have to face a situation about a tv host being deported to the uk? >> mine, i didn't think so personally. who would have thought a cnn host for offering his off the deep end comments and a little odd but just important saying something he has gotten a lot of people very upset can we explain to people how it works? they have allowed people -- you want to do a petition, do it right here with us at the white house. >> yes. >> and this petition has gotten more than any other petition that's ever been posted, it looks like. >> yes. well, three times the number of people have signed it that actually immediate to sign it in order for the white house to consider it. so -- in order for the white house to consider whatever -- think of it as a suggestion box for america. in order for the white house to consider your suggestion or comment there needs to be 25,000 people who have signed on. more than 75,000 people have signed on saying get rid of piers. >> there have been counter petitions as well, right? >> yes. actually, the best part about this -- i -- your h
CNBC
Dec 27, 2012 7:00pm EST
relief? guess what happened in britain when the uk banned handguns. the surprising result that could change the gun control debate. "the kudlow report" start ises right now. >>> the big news tonight, still the developments in washington on the fiscal cliff, eamon javers joins us with the details. >> good evening, meshel. capitol hill sources tell cnbc that congressional leaders are planning to go to the white house tomorrow to meet with president barack obama and it is not entirely clear at this point when that meeting will take place and details are still being hammered out and we saw today a blistering series of rhetorical jabs from one side to the other and it's not clear as a result of all that whether a deal can, in fact, get hammered out in the remaining time before new year's eve and take a listen to senate republican leader mitch mcconnell earlier today explaining the problems he's facing in washington. take a listen. >> the truth is we're coming up against a hard deadline here and as i said, this is a conversation we should have had months ago. and republicans aren't about t
CNBC
Dec 27, 2012 4:00am EST
qe has taken place in japan compared to, for example, the uk, it's actually a relatively small amount. if japan tries a much larger qe event, surely we go down the route of the uk which in and of itself does not demonstrate a huge increase in inflation and a huge increase in market growth, either. >> arguably, that is one of the problems with the huge task that the boj has ahead of it. people progress in terms of growth, japan has bigger problems, much bigger problems in terms of the demographic in terms of the structural hold back. so there are a lot of sectors at play now. i think one of the names that the boj has is whether this will work or not. but if were looking at it more from a yen perspective, certainly two things are going to drive the yen are going to be the relative price of the boj balance sheets with respect to, perhaps, the fed and the ecb and the other being the jgb. >> and briefly, in summary, what are your favorite strategic calls? >> the strategic calls for us are going to be buying the rupee against the yen. we are looking for the yen to depreciate further
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 9:00am EST
exposure into the uk market, specifically the slots at heathrow. those remain the crown jewel in terms of the airline business going over to europe. if you have access to those slots, it's a much easier way to become profitable or increase your profits over in europe. by the way, there are 31 daily flights between the uk and north america. we'll find out exactly what happens in terms of frequent flier redemption possibilities between delta and virgin atlantic. remember, virgin atlantic is not part of any global alliance, not part of the sky team alliance, although many wonder if that's going to change with some time. take a look at shares of delta. richard anderson has had a nice little move here. some people would say, listen, this is all about jet fuel as it has moderated. there's something else at play here. we'll be talking with richard anderson about this at 11:40, first on cnbc. we'll talk to him after the press conference announcing this deal. you don't want to miss what he has to say. this is a ceo, and we've talked about it several times, who is trying to take the steps that will
CNBC
Dec 28, 2012 4:00am EST
. joining us is allen higgins, chief investment officer for the uk coutts. good morning. >> good morning. >> so we've had 12 years of exposure to gold. you're limiting it now. why? >> it's starting to lag, but more subtly from a portfolio construction perspective, it's lost its negative correlation. for example, quarter 2010, well, euro crisis won when we had equity markets down a lot then gold really surged forward, giving a negative correlation. and so for the portfolio manager at coutts, it has been at times a legal high gold exposure surging upwards in times of stress. for those days seem to have gone. trimming it. that is a fact that there's a real shortage of low risk investments of on german bunch negative. >> but you're saying it's trading like other risk assets at the moment. >> at times, it's correlated with em. so it's less attractive from a portfolio construction perspective as compared to what it was. >> it's fascinating because we've been talking about one theme for 2013 being is it a stock picker's market, are we seeing less differentiation, what you're saying would sugges
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 2:00pm EST
all about greater access to the uk market. >> traffic flows between the u.s. and uk for business travelers represents $2 billion in revenues. massive. >> when you look at star, skyteam, what delta is part of, versus oneworld, they are all joking to increase their market share. no word on whether this will be the case with virgin atlantic joining skyteam. don't be surprised if that ultimately happens. take a look at shares of delta enjoying a nice day today. you mentioned airline index, yes, it is trading at a one-year high. a heck of a chart up 20%. not just on the delta news but increased speculation that the usair a mulmr merger will happe the future. there's been some developments over the last few days. that's why you see the airline stocks bidding higher. >> one thing about this deal, you talk about a $360 million deal. a week ago people were talking about or last week talking about $1 billion plus. what's the difference between -- that is a huge difference between the ultimate deal? >> very huge difference. i think ultimately you look at singapore airlines, it needed to get
CNBC
Dec 13, 2012 12:00pm EST
. s&p 500 puts negative watch -- or negative outlook on the uk's aaa rating. you see the pound taking a pretty big hit versus the greenback on that news. you can also see, you know, our stock market's already been under, you know, a touch of weakness given maybe some of the comments out of d.c. but there's the s&p 500 down 6 points, nasdaq down as well. we're at the weakest levels of the day. that's certainly a headline to keep an eye on and the impact it's going to have in the currency markets throughout the day. >> i think that's a commentary on austerity. cameron came in and stripped austerity measures. it's been problematic. be careful how much austerity you actually induce into an economy. >>> shares of back referlackber r.i.m. trading at seven-month highs. whether the company has its mojo back. >>> we head to the trading pits to find out why gold is falling on its post-fed decision gains. we'll be right back. bob, these projections... they're... optimistic. productivity up, costs down, time to market reduced... those are good things. upstairs, they will see fantasy. not fantasy.
CNBC
Dec 4, 2012 4:00am EST
assistance. we'll keep our eye on the uk as we head toward the bank of england meeting this week p. dollar index has hit a one month low. you're redollar up to euro-dollar up near the high we saw yesterday. dollar-yen moving away from the 7 1/2 month high. rebounding against the dollar and the euro ir, as well. priced in a lot in terms of monetary policy out of japan. and aussie dollar, 1.0463, yes, we have cut the cash rate in australia to match the record low of 3%. but we see the aussie dollar rise because it's pretty much all priced in. sterling-dollar also getting a benefit. back over 1.61. so that's where we stand in european trade. let's recap the asian trading session for the first time today, when you not the last. >> thank you, ross.not the last. >> thank you, ross. shanghai composite recovered from its four year low as property financials, rebounded. shale gas and geothermal plays also rallied as beijing plans to cut its annual coal consumption target by 2015. the hang seng finished m eed marginally in the green. losses in the services sector capped the up side. in japan, down b
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am EST
irish fan, so hopefully not. >> is dolmen all over the uk? >> that's correct. they're predominantly in ireland, but you look at ireland right now, they're actually going through the reforms. they're trying to inject money in a credit fashion into their economy. and we certainly think we can bring our fixed income expertise and continue to help them. >> that would make sense for cantor. ireland was the mf-will first they were in trouble, then the model for the world. what got them into trouble again, housing or real estate or something or bad banks or -- and now again they're kind of a model for everyone on how to handle it. is that basically the last five years? >> absolutely. certainly was a real estate bubble there. now there are austerity measures being put in place and they're actually following through on the austerity measures. so certainly they'll come out first and actually look pretty good. >> so where is the most business for you for cantor in ireland, what will you be doing? >> certainly it's an equity based firm. we'll bring our fixed income expertise, probably become th
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
uk. there are two things that i'm watching. i'm looking at central banks around the world constituent adding physical gold to their coffers to the opportunity of 400 tons. and a new investor class, the etp, investors holding 2600 tons of gold and the fourth largest holder. so when i start watching, if we start reducing those levels, maybe the top is in. by the way, the dollar is closer to the lows than it is to the highs, so keep an eye on the dollar as well. >> okay. it sounds like it's too early to call in your view. let's look at what goldman is cowling for. they're cutting their 3, 6 and 12-month targets. do you agree with those levels where you see it going long term and short term? >> jackie, you know, the numbers we have to watch right now, i don't know if i necessarily agree with those numbers. but the numbers we're looking at right now are the numbers we have covered on this show a few times. it's 1675 to 1672. that's the big support there. if we get through that, we'll see 1600, maybe even 1530. on the down side resist atat, and that big number of 1800. with qe s
CNBC
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am EST
philippines, they were all closed in europe. only the uk, french, dutch and spanish stock markets are open and they're going to be closing early. there are now only five trading sessions left in 2012. get your act together. stocks and bonds, solid gains so far this year. the dow has advanced 8% in total. the s&p 500 up almost 14%. the nasdaq has jumped 16%. it's been a good year. the end of the year also means we are just days away from the fiscal cliff, however, and that's the bad news. and looming tax hikes, spending cuts, all of that. both sides warning a very big deal becoming a bit more unlikely. >> and my one bit of advice to speaker boehner is this. you cannot pass a bill with just republicans. on a broad thing like this, you need both. and he has put himself with plan b and sort of an impossible position. he has to get these hard right goes to go along with him. and he and the president were going to say we're going to pass a deal with the majority of republicans and the majority of democrats in the house and senate, we would get a mainstream deal. >> i think we're going t
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 1:00pm EST
over to the uk, lucrative business. we'll talk to the ceo of delta in a few minutes. rick santelli tracking the action at the c mulch e. what was it like today? >> it wasn't bad. we're going to give this auction a hook, an absolutely dead smack in the middle of the curve c. there's some strange inputs in this auction. $32 million yields a .327, which is exactly in the middle bitten off on wi. so pricing is fine. if you look at internals, a bid to cover -- to find a lower bid to cover they have to go back to february. if you look at direct bidding at 24.8, that is a record. that's almost twice 13%. if you look at indirect bids it's almost exactly the opposite. 22.9 well below 32% auction average and lowest since may of '07. we walk away thinking not so great. now that yield i mentioned, .327 is a record all-time low yield for the threes. after i sypher all that we come up with an average and look forward to $21 billion, ten years, early auction because of the fed decision. back to you, tyler. >> rick, thank you very much. delta air lines buying 49% of britain's virgin atlantic. the
CNBC
Dec 14, 2012 4:00am EST
bond wall as we do that now. as you can see there, the uk gilt is telling offer a little bit. yield riding to 1.78%. whether it's the bund or even yields in spain are falling as prices rise a little bit. so there is light at the end of the tunnel according to our next guest. he says the global economy is close to reaching its weakest point before recovery sets in. he's robert cohen, chief equity strategist. woke. >> good morning. >> we just heard rob doddson talking through some of these results. unfortunately, we saw some signs of weaker demand, especially global demand in these reports. but perhaps what is consistent with what you're saying, why is it your view that that is going to happen? >> sometimes you need to pull away. you move away from the fundamentals a little bit on the month to month improvements. if you look at 2013 as a whole, the big headwinds you've had in a number of years, fiscal austerity is largely the sarp in europe year on year. 2014, that comes up quite quickly. 2013 is largely going to be the final year of the crushing deleveraging if you like on the europe
CNBC
Dec 17, 2012 4:00am EST
stocks plunges as analysts cut their outlook for the uk power group. >> okay. welcome. it's the start of a brand new week here on "worldwide exchange." and don't adjust your set, kelly and i are together. >> for once, for a day. >> but make the most of it because it won't be lasting. >> if only there were a slo-mo. >> i'm going to enjoy as much as i can of today. >> and likewise. and then we're going to have to get all of our u.s. voouers to find cnbc world because they could get three hours of you, carol and carolin for the rest of the week. >> whatever they can do. record it and fast forward to the good bits. >> yeah. >> it will be 2:00, 3:00 in the morning or whatever. >>> on today's show, plenty to come on. >> yes. the south american union faces ejection from the imf for allegedly cooking its books about the innation rate. we'll head out to europe where the swiss banking giants could be facing $1.6 billion over libor rate rigging allegations. >> and we'll be on the floor in beijing where china's leaders just wrapped up a major conference. >>> and japan's prime minister election is ca
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Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm EST
"vogue" editor to be his next ambassador to france or the uk. one of the president's biggest fund raisers. anna win tour, the devil wears prada? the devil wears burberry here. >> i think this is a terrible idea. she had one of the most epic falling outs in a magazine with her vogue paris editor f she can't get along with her paris counterpart in-house how can she be a diplomat negotiating with heads of state? i don't see it. >> i think obama has to be stuck here, that he is threatening to exile the queen of american fashion. going to be completely disrupted, take out anna win tour. no regime change. >> breaking news on netflix and disney. >> netflix shares popping now on an announcement that netflix and walt disney studios announced a multiyear deal to make netflix the exclusive u.s. subscription tv service for first-run live action and animated features from the walt disney studios a big deal, netflix secured similar deals with other smaller studios, like dream works animation. disney is certainly the biggest deal of its kind, the first major studio to come on board for netflix f
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Dec 19, 2012 1:00pm EST
from japan to the united states to europe to mark carnie pulled out of canada to be uk central banker. that's the big story. >> my people of the year would have been the teachers and students of sandy hook elementary. i think they have changed america forever. sue? >> i second that one, ty. >>> coming up, kayla with a very interesting app from bank of america. >> it is like the ghost of christmas future and we are all ebenezer scrooge. look, if you have copd like me, you know it can be hard to breathe, and how that feels. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops. stop taking spiriva and seek immedia
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Dec 3, 2012 1:00pm EST
developed equities and bought in the uk, europe, japan and the u.s. >> i got one bet for the new year. mike o'brien is going to pick the irish over alabama in the national championship game. >> all day, every day. >> mike o'brien of jpmorgan, thanks very much. >>> don't miss david faber and his exclusive cnbc interview with charter communications chief executive officer, thomas rutledge. it will be mr. rutledge's first sitdown since taking on that role in february. shares of charter gaining more than 30 prgs ov% over a one-yea. when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. >>> rhetoric heating up over the fiscal cliff. will we see a deal by christmas? that was our poll question. 28% said yes. both sides know they need to get it done. 38% said no. neither side will bli
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Dec 21, 2012 12:00pm EST
. and in the uk. we've sold calls that are 5% to 10% out of the money. when you look at the combination of the options premium and dividend yield the yields are 9.5%. we like the upside particularly compared to the credit markets where although we still like high yield bonds when you look at the average price in high yield it is hard to see how you can expect a lot of price appreciation going forward. >> michael, one of our traders was pumping his fist in the air as you were saying what your strategy is. so, pete, just tell us why do you think that that option strategy that michael is using is a winning strategy for the person who is watching? >> absolutely. i mean, there's almost no long stock that i own, scott, and to the point i love the fact that you're saying that that is what, one of the ways you're implementing and actually creating that much more yield for yourself because it is exactly right. it's out there and when the opportunities are there on thes on the big explosive moves and you can sell some of that upside against potentially stepping inside of what is a difficult marke
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
differential on natural gas between here, the uk, and japan staying low for a very, very long time. >> you think prices are going to remain low at least for now simply because it takes so long? it's the bureaucratic process, the time it takes to build the terminal. but once they're all in full gear, then what? >> i'm a big fan of the sequester and the rig counts dropping, building a floor here in natural gas. i think we've seen it through 2012, you're going to continue to see it through 2013. this is one more piece of the puzzle that builds a floor under there. i know it's a long-term kind of build of a floor that's going on, but you've seen the lows of natural gas for the rest of your lifetime. >> firming up pricing eventually down the road. we've seen this year and last year so many plants converted from coal to natural gas. with more and more plants using that. i guess, which back in the meantime, it's going to take so long. but let's say they stay. will americans -- could americans see higher, you know, energy bills? >> oh, yeah, no doubt about it. the differential has gotten crazy, bu
CNBC
Dec 27, 2012 9:00am EST
smaller and smaller. the uk, well under 2. china, 1.55. we know they've actually implemented policies because they want to control population. in the bigger picture, fooling around with mother nature in this way could have hugely negative consequences. russia 1.43 and germany, 1.41. at the very bottom of the list, other than certain countries where the information is not available, the bottom of this list was singapore at .78. i know we're dealing with so many issues nowadays and i blow a gasket over many of them, whether fiscal cliff, unfunded liabilities, at some point, growth is the answer. when you start considering where the engines of growth have been and what their population declines may be, it makes one wonder, where is the horsepower from global growth will come from and this at some point needs to affect the picks in your stock portfolio. back to you. >> rick, i'll take it from you, rick santelli. >>> even starbucks is worried about the fiscal cliff. and we'll take you live to one of those location as they launch their initiative. back in two. to live a better retirement. i
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Dec 17, 2012 9:00am EST
being impacted at this stage. we are in the france, uk and spain and all of our businesses are growing in each market. we're hiring in all of those markets. anybody who wants to know. >> have you changed the mix of samples depending on the economic environment? for instance in 2008 did you have maybe a lower end price point product as well as a higher end or no? >> that's one thing about the beauty industry, trends are always changing. it's an accessible luxury. you've heard of the lipstick effect. when the company goes down people want to treat themselves. one thing we've seen this year is male trends. nail polish, nail art. >> carl loves nail polish. he just loves it. >> what are all those people who give out samples in department stores going to do when you put them out of business? >> they're doing something different. department store sampling and sampling in stores is a loyalty moment. it's not a great thing to do for customer acquisition. you still have to get a customer to walk up to you. we're doing something really different. it's customer acquisition and it's in a very targe
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Dec 31, 2012 9:00am EST
shortened session in the uk, france and spain. our road map starts right where we were months ago, waiting for the 112th congress to agree on a debt reduction package. the senate convenes at 11:00 a.m. >> the dow had its worst day in a month on friday. set to close december with a loss. the question is, does it continue to sell off if there isn't an accord in congress. >> we will always have china. manufacturing pmi data from last night is the best in 21 months. can we finally say the chinese economy has been stabilized. >> but of course, we start in washington. as you know, congress comes back today. the house gaveling into session now with legislative business starting at 10:00 a.m. the senate returns at 11:00 a.m. eastern. there are only a few hours left to get a deal done. eamon? >> you're already hearing people talk the way they talk on new year's day. a lot of people wish they could go back in time and do things differently. that's the way people are talking in washington about this fiscal cliff. feeling as if this thing suddenly got off the rails. take a listen to mitch mcc
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Dec 14, 2012 12:00pm EST
company? >> this segment is about walmart. >> you know, i'm from the uk. i still think england rules the world. everything is little in terms of england. seriously, it's had its run. it is a yield play, expensive. i think you have much better opportunities in the retail space which i do like but i think on the higher end. >> do you buy this stuff that mike duke the ceo says the fiscal cliff is hurting? i can already hear the parade of excuses coming down main street. >> right. a great excuse to have in place right now and that is the reason for the sell off. i think the sell off preempted everything. this is why this is an opportunity now. >> all right. we'll end the argument there and go to the jury. josh, who made the more compelling argument? >> simon made a really compelling argument but i think pete is right on the stock. the bottom line is this is a stock people want to own. it's not terribly expensive. technically, on a longer-term time frame than the 15-day moving average this has broken out of a massive range it has been stuck in for 12 years. i still think it works and we'r
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Dec 14, 2012 3:00pm EST
income in china in a way that it really isn't in a place like the united states or uk or canada. >> max, let me get your take really on the broad question of where we are in the economy and what we're seeing in terms of selling right now. are you seeing business pick up, or do you think people are sort of sitting on their hands because we're worried about so many things out there, including the fiscal cliff? >> that's a great question, maria. apple's stock performance has a lot to do with the fiscal cliff. people are painting their years to try to benchmark against the s&p and re-base their apple which many will request into in q1 at the new higher price for tax reasons. that being said, apple is a luxury product, a luxury product that hasn't fully 100% delivered on the price premium, given the sensitivity in the market and the sensitivity about dysfunction in washington, all things being equal, that's something of a headwind and we should keep in mind, too, part of the bargain hunting has to do with concerns of growth that's been lately better news but pretty marked in the chinese econ
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Dec 10, 2012 1:00pm EST
. starbucks has been brought up before parliament in the uk to answer questions about why they are not keeping their tax money at home. the reason is, the tax rates are too high on corporate profit. bring them down and the taxes will stay at home and you won't have it problem at all. >> yeah, i think the real underlying problem is the bad state of the u.s. tax code that forces people it take advantage of things that are legal if not necessarily patriotic. >> these companies are following the rules. nobody is accusing them even of breaking rules. >> it is not illegal. >> we have to expect them to do exactly that. >> fix the underlie be problem and you fix this. then they might actually good to work under this country. >> we should say thank you for doing that. >> jc penney throwing in the towel on no coupons policy. 20% off on friends and family discount over the weekend. has ron johnson finally come around? or too little too late john karner? >> i was a buyer into the story line. when i saw bill akman give his presentation on how jc penney would turn things around with no more coupons,
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Dec 11, 2012 6:00am EST
. 31 daily nonstop flights. that's all part of what goes between the uk and north america for virgin atlantic. the brand remains, guys. make that clear here. the virgin atlantic brand does not go away. what changes is that delta has a 49% stake in the company. there's going to be a press conference later this morning here in new york. we're going to be talking with delta ceo richard anderson, and "squawk on the street" a little later on this morning. but this is a big deal in terms of what's happening with the airlines, and that international consolidation that we've all been expecting. guys, back to you. >> before you go, real quick. how much is this going to really impact delta, singapore air, which had this stake, was unhappy ultimately, because they didn't have the control that they really needed. or thought that they needed. >> i think richard anderson believes he will have the control. also singapore airlines, many believe that it did not utilize the access to heathrow as effectively as delta will be able to in terms of flights between north america, and heathrow. so we'll have
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Dec 18, 2012 6:00am EST
legal cases in germany, the netherlands, italy, france and the uk. this comes one day after a federal judge denied a request by apple to ban u.s. sales of samsung smart phone models. the devices in questions are the ones that a jury back in august say illegally used apple technology. at that time apple had been awarded $1.1 billion in damages. >>> the markets, dow looks like it will open up about $68 points higher. s&p up about 10 points, the nasdaq up 22.5 points coming on some of this news that we may be getting closer on the fiscal cliff. let's check out what's going on in asia. hang seng was down off marginally. shanghai composite up marginally and the nikkei up as well. quickly in europe, you can take a look at what's going on there. the ftse up about 0.38%. cac flat, and the german dax up about 0.5. >> the white house is proposing a new deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. let's get to steve liesman with more of the details. >> you're surprised, aren't you? >> isn't it happening. >> soon as they want it done they can do it. >> you said it this morning. it's a fictitious thing. we're
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00am EST
. construction pmi today a little bit weaker. concerns over the uk economy. so we'll see how investors take to what's probably going to be a loosening up of the budget targets the chancellor set when they came into power. so we'll keep our eyes on that. and at the moment today, more talks in brussels. the greeks now getting their buy back program approved 37 trying to sort out a single supervisor. i think these talks will be fairly tricky because there is a majority who bt with a tant the be supervisor for all the banks. german didn't like that. so those talks will go on longer than originally hoped. but we are marginally higher going to the u.s. open. thank you. >> kelly, thank you. i'll just call you r kelly in now. >> that's not bad. >> ross, thank you. great to see you. >>> when we come back on squawk, bank of america ceo brian moynihan in his own words, we caught up with him yesterday to talk about business, the economy and the looming figure. as we head into a break, bank of america, best performing dow component of the year. up about 77%. ♪ [ male announcer ] how could switchgrass in
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
for autonomy. the uk unit of deloitte was in charge of signing off on autonomy's financial statements also before hp bought the company in 2011. but deloitte was also paid significant fees for other work it did for autonomy like due diligence work on a potential acquisition and to many observers the multitasking is potentially an industry problem. >>> let's take a look at stocks to watch this morning. we'll start with the first one, we'll look at enbridge which at this point is not doing a whole lot. it's indicated up 0.3 of a percent. enbridge has raised its dividend by 12% and it sees strong growth in its outlook for next year. next on the list which is coming up now is cooper. cooper fourth quarter profit rising 27% on continued contact lens sales. so, this is -- there's, like, six different coopers at one point. this is the contact lens. there's cooper tire. >> different one. >> cooper company, and cooper. >> dan, when you take a look at everything that's out there, everything that's happening in the economy, what's happening with washington, what's your biggest concern
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Dec 24, 2012 9:00am EST
:30. facebook is accused of dodging taxes in the uk. the london "times" said they tried to hide taxes. a tablet for under $100, the journal said acer selling a $99 tablet next year. similar to the amazon kindle fire and barnes & noble nook color. >> by now, we all should certainly know about the fiscal cliff, shouldn't we. but there's another so-called cliff that's getting people's attention. brian shactman has more. >> some calling it the container cliff. negotiations broke down late last week. that could be bad news from massachusetts to texas. if there's no deal, several thousand dock workers could walk off the job at 15 ports at 12:01 a.m. on december 30th. this includes the port of new york and new jersey, which is the largest on the east coast, handling more than $200 billion worth of goods in 2011. a lot of that from china. the basic issue is this. there are container royalty fees which supplement wages. the employers want the amount capped. the dock workers do not. this is such a big deal florida governor rick scott sent a three-page letter to the president late last week urgi
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am EST
territory. so we're firmly in recession here in the eurozone and in the uk as well. we saw services pmi come in weaker than expected. contraction territory for new orders -- this is the british chancellor today. george osbourne will be delivering his autumn statement where he's probably going to say growth isn't strong enough so we're going to not really meet our budget targets as well. all these things coming into play at the moment as we wait for the u.s. session. we did have a good piece of news, though, out of china. the new leadership saying wle do whatever it takes to maintain solid economic growth. the shanghai composite up nearly 3% today. that boosted retail stocks. we also had a spanish bond auction, prefunding for 2013. got nearly the 4.5 billion they wanted. yields in spain. the ten-year did come lower on that auction, so not a bad result. and bid to cover was okay. so spanish yields slightly higher after that. didn't raise the maximum amount. that's where we stand. it's another cautious day under way in europe. back to you guys. >> might get my haircut like hers, ross. you
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Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
. european markets closed on this day after christmas. the uk and france among those celebrating foxing day. we start off with, what else, retail. dips in spending in the mid-atlantic and northeast regions. luxury sales also weak. >> we're coming off the worst christmas eve for the dow since 2006. as the president cuts short his hawaiian vacation to deal with the fiscal cliff, just five days to go until we go over. >> threatening both coasts with workers snubbing up best and final contract offer. >> and more on the home front. we'll have more on the data and whether it can keep one of the best performing sectors of 2012, home builders going in 2013. >> data showing what some experts say is the slowest growth in spending since the 2008 recession. according to mastercard, spending polls units through christmas eve, retail sales rose just .7% from the year before. the national retail federation says it is forecasting a 4% jump in sales. we'll continue to get trickles of data as we progress through this last week. it is still an important week, the final week before the new year in terms of
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Dec 31, 2012 4:00am EST
the market prices that you have, you're looking at a situation where governments, just like in the uk, have to come one a support mechanism to make that economically viable. so i think that's going to be the saying across the world. that is quite expensive here in europe. i don't necessarily see europe as a whole changing its mind and going from nuclear. if you take germany, for example, why did they change their mind? obviously, there were safety concerns but probably more importantly, it was to do with the ballot box. there was quite a bit of opposition, people out on the streets protesting and in the end of the days, the politicians decided to take what i considered to be a political course rather than an economic one. >> i don't think we would describe it as positively rosy just yet. we're saying that the storm clouds are listing. but as you're hinting, there are big question marks about growth in 2013, particularly in the euro area where we're not expecting very much more than a flat economy at best. key thing for the investment markets, as you know, is that gdp growth is only a
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Dec 14, 2012 9:00am EST
diamond encrusted ipad 2? that's right. two generations old. from the uk's stewart hughes. just $8 million. still too practical? check out this diamond encrusted blackberry bold for $1.2 million. to be fair i'm not sure they're selling that one anymore, carl. >> the 10 is still coming. maybe you can modify it for the 10. that is fabulous. take me back to the television. i assume it's only as good as the input you give it, right? if you play a standard dvd it is going to look like a standard dvd? >> that's right. it'll upscale blue ray and sony gives you a server with 10 4-k movies preloaded. it loans that out to people who buy the tv. >> all right. now the robot. did i hear you right? your face appears on the forehead? >> yeah. it's a little kind of a cross between fun and creepy. you can talk to the robot. see the person's face. >> definitely on the creepy. >> it's kind of fun to try to steer it around and, you know, i got to steer it myself when i visited the
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Dec 17, 2012 6:00am EST
forward. aggreko, this is a power generator supplier here in the uk, down 15% after it was talking about the outlook for 2013. more muted than what certainly people had been expecting. and holcim, the world's biggest cementmaker, it's reinvesting, taking write-downs and charges in its fourth quarter in order to cut operations in most of the of its european operations down 1.3%. certainly not as much as adegreeso, but kind of a da room ter. i want to turn now to forex, show you what's happening with the euro first. over here, as you can see, we're down about .3%. that's consistent with what we're seeing across bourses. bond not all that interesting today. a bit of a mixed bag. and i'll end here, guys, on, of course, the dollar/yen. japan did have when aer being called transformative actions weekend. it still remains toes be seen whether shinzo abe is going to be the next prime minister. can it help spur the company back towards growth? remember, with currencies, it's all relative and there are a lot of other players around the world who are trying to weaken theirs, as well. so it could be
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Dec 18, 2012 9:00am EST
there is room for skepticism. europe's grappling with the same question helped by some decent uk inflation data today. and a t-bill auction in spain. our road map begins with what appear to be significant progress in the debt negotiations overnight. a whose proposal looking to raise rates for those making more than $400,000 a year. but senator corker on squawk just poured a bucket of ice water on those hopes. >> whitney boosts her recommendations on citi, bank of america and discover financial. is that move by one of the more famous financial bears, a sign of a new era for banks? >> walmart is once again the target of a "new york times" investigation. but does the paper add anything new and can the stock outperform just as it did last time. >> private equity firm server said it will sell the firearms conglomerate. is private equity talking about guns in the country. >> futures moving higher on optimism. the white house republicans rising above partisanship, getting closer to striking a deal on the fiscal cliff. we have the latest on not just the breakdown of this offer, but by th
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